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BBG Gov. Ashe in Cambodia

BBG Gov. Victor Ashe meets with broadcasters in Cambodia

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with broadcasters, human rights activists, U.S. officials and a jailed radio station chief during a recent visit to Cambodia. Ashe, who serves as Vice Chairman of the board of Radio Free Asia (RFA), spent two and a half fully-packed working Read more »

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BBG Journalists Cover Obama’s Second Inauguration

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Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States Jan. 21 and Broadcasting Board of Governors journalists were on hand to cover the day-long celebration for their audiences around the world. Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Alhurra Read more »

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IBB Director Lobo Joins DG5 in Condemning Censorship

IBB Director Richard Lobo, center, and VOA Director David Ensor, upper right, meet with international broadcasters in Berlin.

International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo and Voice of America Director David Ensor met with their international broadcasting colleagues from six other nations recently in Berlin to discuss and promote information freedom. The session yielded a statement condemning nations that pursue censorship in violation of Read more »

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China Again Tightens Internet; No More Pseudonyms

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After a series of embarrassing scandals involving lower level party officials hit the web, the Chinese Communist Party tightened restrictions for bloggers requiring them to register with their real names… Just as it required users of microblogs to register with their real names earlier this Read more »

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BBG Product Strategy & Integration Ideas for 2013

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Marlene Wright is Manager of Product Strategy & Integration in BBG’s Office of Digital & Design Innovation. Here, she is interviewed about her plans for 2013.

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BBG Hosts US Youth Observer to the United Nations

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Today the Broadcasting Board of Governors hosted a visit from Brooke Loughrin, the first-ever US Youth Observer to the United Nations. Loughrin toured the Voice of America, and did an interview in English with the BBG Office of Policy as well as an interview in Read more »

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BBG Strategy & Budget Committee Holds Panel Discussions on Russia, Iran

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors Strategy and Budget Committee hosted two panel discussions on broadcasting strategies for Russia and Iran with internal and external experts at its Dec. 13 meeting at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Governors Michael Meehan, Victor Ashe and Dennis Mulhaupt participated Read more »

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In Burma, BBG Officials Meet With President Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi

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On the heels of President Obama’s historic trip to Burma in November, and as a follow-up to BBG-wide technical advisory committee meetings, three BBG Governors went to Burma on a trip organized and accompanied by Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu and joined by Read more »

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SEEMO Honors Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal with Annual Human Rights Award

SEEMO Honors Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi and Cameraman Cuneyt Unal with Annual Human Rights Award

The South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) awarded Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cüneyt Ünal its 10th annual Human Rights Award on Dec. 6th in Istanbul. “Bashar is a brave and dedicated journalist who risked his life to report from a war zone, I Read more »

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BBG Hosts Transparency International Corruption Report Release

Gustavo Win, a development officer with BBG, left, speaks with Huguette Labelle of Transparency International and Alan Larsen of Transparency International USA

Today the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted Transparency International and the Transparency International USA chapter as they presented the findings of 2012 Corruption Perception Index. “After a year of focus on corruption, we expect governments to take a tougher stance against the abuse of Read more »

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